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BladeCenter I/O Modules

Ethernet
Cisco Fiber Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
External SFP-based ports for fiber connectivity (SFPs available from Cisco). Supports high
availability networks through support of advanced STP protocols and trunk failover functionality.
Optimizes delivery through support of multicast protocols such as IGMP snooping. Eases
network management through support of Cisco IOS, CiscoWorks, and Cluster Management
System. Ensures network security through support of RADIUS, TACACS+, 802.1x and other
authentication protocols.
Cisco Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
Supports high availability networks through support of advanced STP protocols and trunk
failover functionality. Optimizes delivery through support of multicast protocols such as IGMP
snooping. Eases network management through support of Cisco IOS, CiscoWorks, and Cluster
Management System. Ensures network security through support of RADIUS, TACACS+, 802.1x
and other authentication protocols.
Nortel 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter
Delivers high-bandwidth and time-sensitive switching for applications such as VoIP and IPTV
with non-blocking 20-port 10Gbps fabric for BladeCenter H. Provides 6 external 10Gb ports
and 14 internal 10Gb ports and a dedicated 1Gb management port. Simplifies deployment
and help reduce costs by integrating Layer 2-3 LAN switching and routing into a single
BladeCenter chassis. Maintain system uptime with high availability and resilience with L2
failover, Uplink Fast, Spanning Tree, Multiple and Rapid Spanning Tree, Router Redundancy
Protocol (VRRP) and Equal Cost Multiple Routing (ECMP) for OSPF. Standard-based VLANs
for traffic segregation. Advanced filtering. Support for RADIUS, TACACS/TACACS+, and 802.1x
for port security ensures end-to-end data integrity. Flexible and simple management via web
browser or industry-standard CLI. Offers dual 10Gb Ethernet connections to each server
blade when used in conjunction with the dual-port NetXen 10G Expansion Card for IBM
BladeCenter.
Nortel Layer 2/3 10 Gigabit Uplink Ethernet Switch Module
Three 10Gb uplinks at line-speed provide maximum bandwidth to any BladeCenter chassis.
Industry-standard ACLs, advanced traffic management, dynamic routing with RIP, OSPF, BGP
and VRRP. Unmatched network-wide Quality of Service for time-sensitive applications such as
VOIP and IPTV. High Availability with L2 failover, Uplink Fast, Spanning Tree, Multiple and
Rapid Spanning Tree, Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Equal Cost Multiple Routing
(ECMP) for OSPF. Standard-based VLANs for traffic segregation. Advanced filtering. Support
for RADIUS, TACACS/TACACS+, and 802.1x for port security ensures end-to-end data
integrity. Flexible and simple management via web browser or industry-standard CLI.
Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 for IBM BladeCenter
The Cisco Catalyst Switch Module 3012 provides four external 1Gb ports and fourteen internal
1Gb ports, and operates in standard I/O module bay. It supports Layer 2 and basic Layer 3
switching (static routing and RIP) and employs common management with external Cisco
switches via IOS Command Line Interface and CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution.
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